Benny Snell confident that Kentucky's backfield can "exceed" what last year's group accomplished

07/30/2017 04:28 PM

A top-20 rushing offense in the country. Two 1,000 yard rushers for the first time in school history. Kentucky’s backfield in 2016 was nothing short of spectacular, led by freshman Benny Snell and junior Boom Williams.

With the losses of Boom Williams and Jojo Kemp, Kentucky will look to junior Sihiem King and redshirt freshman A.J. Rose to compliment Benny Snell in the backfield. King and Rose will compete in fall camp for the second running back spot. Both have different running styles. King is a speedster who is very elusive. Rose is more of a bruising back and a north-south runner.

“My game? When I describe it as, I don’t know, when I get it I’m going to make something happen,” said Rose. “If I got the space, if I got the lane, I’m going to take it.”

Benny Snell is confident that Kentucky’s backfield will take the next step this season.

He told KSTV, “This backfield can exceed what we did last year. We definitely got the line to do it. That’s really all I got to say. The line doesn’t get that much credit. They do such a great job.”


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